The South Korean shipbuilder selected Amazon Web Services, an Amazon.com company, as its preferred cloud provider to support its digital transformation. The company’s smart shipping systems leverage a wide variety of services to create integrated systems for all vessel-related data collected from land to sea.
2017 was a record year for cyber attacks and the average total cost per breach for the average company has reached $3.79 million, while the transportation sector now ranks third in security vulnerability, according to a recent whitepaper released by insurance firm Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Cosco’s network applications in the Americas have been totally recovered, the company announced. Namely, all communication channels including telephone, email, and electronic data exchange have been restored. As now Cosco’s network is recovered, there has also been a further increase in its service response.
Cosco gradually restored the network application in the Americas from July 26 and the data communication with partners such as customs, terminals and railways in North America has been restored. In addition, service response speeds in the Americas are gradually increasing and are expected to return to normal during the weekend.
Naval Dome CEO, Itai Sela, says that the recent cyber attack against Cosco is worrying. Mr. Sela noted that despite the fact the company took precautionary measures, it must make sure that the attack has indeed been contained. Nevertheless, this attack along with the attack against Maersk last year can provide valuable lessons.
While the voting procedure for the 2018 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Mark Sutcliffe Managing Director of CSO Alliance explains the motivation behind this project which has been shortlisted for the ‘Initiative’ category. Mr. Sutcliffe notes that the reporting of cyber incidents has been very poor so far for many reasons.
After Cosco’s operations in the US were hit by a cyber-attack on Tuesday, July 24, affecting its daily operations, there are reports saying that the cyber attack has spread. As the company informed, the network has failed in Americas, and as a result the email and telephones are not working properly.
Cosco’s operations in the US were hit by a cyber-attack on Tuesday, July 24. As a result its daily operations in the US were affected. The company’s operations outside the US are not affected, according to reports, while terminal operations are continuing their operations unaffected.
Speaking at the ‘Maritime security in the 21st century’ symposium at the Brazilian Naval War College, Rio de Janeiro, on 20 July, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim emphasized on how IMO is working to address the digital revolution in all aspects of its work.
NATO has requested ship operators to report any instances of GPS or AIS interference in the Mediterranean. NATO is concerned about cyber security in the area, after detecting several electronic interferences and also possible GPS jamming in recent months, mostly in the Eastern Mediterranean.
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